Keeping up with the cost of living
As the country grapples with a food crisis and price surge, some consumers resort to cheaper locally grown products, while others strive for self-sufficiency by growing their own food.
Shops still strong-arming customers on sugar sales despite govt warnings?
Customers say they are still forced to buy premium sugar even if all they want is normal coarse sugar.
What is aspartame, the 'possible carcinogen' in diet sodas, sugar-free juices?
Discovered in 1965 by American chemist James Schlatter, aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than the regular table sugar.
WHO's cancer research agency to declare common artifical sweetener 'possible carcinogen', say sources
Aspartame is used in products from Coca-Cola diet sodas to Mars' Extra chewing gum and some Snapple drinks.
WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners
Sweeteners are consumed by millions in products like diet soda or to sweeten coffee, partly as a way to avoid weight gain from sugar – but how healthy these substitutes are has long been a matter of controversy.
India's sugar output could fall to 32.8 million tonnes, trade body says
Lower sugar output could limit exports from the world's second-biggest exporter, lifting global prices, and allowing rivals Brazil and Thailand to boost their shipments.
Indian sugar prices climb as production drops amid record demand
Higher local prices will improve the margins of sugar makers, helping them make cane payments on time to farmers, dealers say.
Indian sugar mills to close early as rain hits cane supply, govt official says
Lower sugar output could prevent the world's second-biggest exporter from allowing additional exports, potentially supporting global prices, and allowing rivals Brazil and Thailand to increase their shipments.
India ‘could restrict sugar exports’ for first time in 6 years
India is the world's biggest sugar producer and the second biggest exporter behind Brazil.